Last week, a serious cyber attack threw the developers at Riot Games into chaos. But the company has been clear about what kind of effects this attack could have on League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics players. Since the hackers were able to steal the source code for both games and an old anti-cheat program, there will likely be a lot of problems in the days to come. Also, this event could have long-lasting effects that players may have to deal with in the near future.
In the meantime, Riot is working hard to fix the holes in its security infrastructure and get both League and TFT back on their regular patch schedule. While the developers are occupied with these efforts, here are the effects the cyber attack will have on Riot’s games.
Delays for patch 13.2
For players eagerly awaiting the release of Ahri’s long-awaited art and sustainability update, we regret to inform you that this feature will be delayed until next month’s patch 13.3 on February 8th. Due to the cyber attack, the team was only able to implement a hotfix, which means that larger changes such as Ahri’s ASU will have to wait until the next update. TFT players will also have to wait for trait reworks, as developers can only include so many changes in a single hotfix update.
Possibility of new cheats
As the source code for League and Teamfight Tactics, along with a legacy anti-cheat system, were stolen, there is a chance that new cheats may be created in the near future. The company is currently figuring out how much information was stolen, how the attackers got around Riot’s security, and how to stop future attacks. The developers are also figuring out how this new attack will affect League’s current anti-cheat program, so that when new cheats are found by players, they can adapt and fix it. It is crucial for players to be vigilant in reporting any new cheats that they come across so that Riot can address them as soon as possible.